12 Nerdy Child Stars Who Grew Up To Become Smoking Hot

Everybody loves an ugly duckling story and the child stars included on this list reflect just that! Let’s face it, not everybody was born a great beauty and that includes celebrities, even ones that have always been in the spotlight. Sometimes it takes celebs a few years to really grow into their looks.

1. Alexa Vega
We all remember little Alexa as the snarky and sarcastic yet adorable brunette Carmen from Spy Kids. She blossomed from a cute little brunette into a gorgeous blonde. Not only that but she’s also married now. Time really flies, doesn’t it? This spy kid is all woman now.

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2. Matthew Lewis
Remember him playing the chubby and awkward Neville Longbottom? Who would’ve thought he could ever shake that image. But Matthew managed to do that and so much more.

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3. Ariana Grande
Ariana started her career on Broadway in a musical called 13, but we mostly know her from the Nickelodeon show Victorious. Her years on Nickelodeon featured a lot of different style transformations.

Now Ariana Grande looks pretty much unrecognizable from her younger self. She is still young, but she sure looks all grown up now. It looks like her fan base now consists not only of teenage fangirls, but quite a few guys who think she’s as beautiful as they get.

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4. Joseph Gordon Levitt
Whether you know him from Don Jon, Inception or 500 Days of Summer you probably think he’s gorgeous and quirky. He looks awesome in a suit and without one. But do you remember that he actually started out as a child star? He used to be that weird long-haired kid on 3rd Rock From The Sun.

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5. Demi Lovato
Demi Lovato actually started her career on Barney & Friends. This young lady went through quite a lot. That was quite a transformation Demi, we’re proud of you.

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6. Ariel Winter
Ariel Winter grew up with her character Alex on Modern Family. We watched that girl grow from a cute little nerdy thing to a gorgeous, smart, sarcastic and witty young woman. Isn’t that just a dream come true?

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7. Blake Mciver Ewing
As a kid, Blake Mciver Ewing was often confused with MaCaulay Culkin from Home Alone. That must’ve been a difficult time for a kid. These days he is looking hot as hell, so guess who got the better deal now. He certainly went from looking “dorky” to “yum”.

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8. Shia Labeouf
Do you remember what this admittedly kinda crazy, buff guy used to look like back in the day? He used to be a wacky little weirdo on Even Stevens. It’s shocking what puberty can do to a kid. Both physically and mentally in this case.

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9. Michelle Trachtenberg
Michelle Trachtenberg was originally known for her role on the hit TV show, Buffy the Vampire Slayer. She really went into full bloom as an adult.

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10. Candace Cameron-Bure
D.J. Tanner is that you? Who knew she would turn into such a hottie. Losing chubby cheeks works wonders for people on this list.

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11. Nicholas Hoult
As a child, Hoult became known for his role in About A Boy. Recently, he has played major roles in Mad Max: Fury Road and X-Men: Days of Future Past. This nerdy child actor became extremely hot right before our eyes.

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12. Abigail Breslin
Abigail Breslin became a household name after her role in Little Miss Sunshine. But can you still recognize her now?

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